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Jul 7, 2011 6:30pm PDT
screening. >>> britain's biggest selling sunday paper has been shut down at amidst the phone hacking scandal. "news of the world" journalists have been accused of talking into the voice mails of victs of child -- of murder and terrorist attacks. the owner, news international, announced it is closing down the newspaper. >> "the news of the world" thrived on scandals. now it is the victim of a scandal of its own. this sunday edition will be the last of terror -- last after of over 150 years. a james murdock said on doors turned to good news gone bad and it was not fullynderstood or adequately pursued. the crisis at the paper was spiraling out of control as ever more allegations of phone hacking emerged. and it was not just celebrities who were targeted but also victims of crimes, the parents of these murdered girls for example. and the families of people killed and the 2005 london bombings. asked by journalists about the case in the u.s. thursday, rupert murdoch refused to answer any questions. a public inquiry in britain will examine the allegations. prominent targets expect there to
PBS
Jun 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, france, britain have signaled their opposition to the plan. >> it was a free day from school for many students in the u.k. not because of summer holidays but because teachers along with other public-sector employees wentn strike. the protesters are angry about the plan for pension reform as well as overall spending cuts. the british prime mininistedavid cameron denies the strike action as irresponsiblele. -- denounced the strike action as iesponsible. >> 150,000 public sector employees joined the marchersrs included government workers and teachers. they were protesting about an increase in the pension cuts edition. teachers are up in arms especially. >> these people would like 68- year olds teaching their children. i think enough is enough. >> the attraction of a job with 8 good pension will be weakened and many teachers will leave the prprofeson. >> the liberal coalition government says that the cuts are inevitable and long overdue. >> we are not seeking to be at loggerheads with the tre unions. we agree across the political spectrum how the big sector pensions need to be reform
PBS
Jul 19, 2011 6:30pm PDT
as britain's watergate. executives, the police, and the u.k. political eat. we spoke earlier to birgit. david cameron. >> it is definitely david cameron as political judgment that is question a lot at the moment because he had hired andy coulson, who was involved in the hiking scandal. he is still a high spokesperson and a personal friend and still is a personal friend, and along with drugs and other top executives, has been arrested -- and along with brooks and other top executives. he is so close to people in the murdoch empire. some say they should not support david cameron any longer. definitely, it is not looking good. >> that was our reporter talking to us from london. >> shares in news corp. have rebounded by more than 5% tuesday, but the media conglomerate has suffered badly under the scandal. share prices plunged in reaction to the phone hacking scandal and took about 6 billion euros off of the value of news corp. since july 5. despite speculation about whether murdoch will be able to stay on as ceo, he made it clear that he fully intends to remain in charge. we asked a
PBS
Jul 5, 2011 6:30pm PDT
train carriages in britain. >> of the contract is part of the plan to upgrade the rail lines. the consortium won the final better. the contract calls for the construction ofá 1200 train carriages. ththe deal is worth a total of about 4 billion euros. the first carriages are delivered in 2015. the transport minister says it represents the best value for tax payers. the product rule create 2000 new jobs in the u.k. operations and three of the supply chain. >> have posted rerd half your sales. selling more than 660,000 vehicles a between january and june. an increase of almost 10%. sales were fueled by china, india, and russia. sales actlly dropped in germany, but they expect strong growth in the second half of the year had it is on drive to achieve a sales record of 1.3 million vehicles this year. the stock market shrugged off the weaker than domestic sales data. our correspondent who says the summary of trading from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> they spilled water into the wine, but overall, investors have been content with the numbers. the have been a few gainers here today. t
PBS
Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
politicians in britain. >> i am the first prime minister to publish meetings between senior executives, private tears -- proprietors. this stretches right back to the general election. >> it was his decision to fire the former "news of the world," editor andy coulson that is drawing the most criticism. there are questions about whether andy coulson knew about the illegal activity on his watch. >> he was caught in a tragic conflict of loyalty between the standards and integrity that people should expect of him and his staff and his personal allegiance to andy coulson. he made the wrong choice. >> you don't make decisions in hindsight, you make them in the present. you live and you learn and to believe you me, i have learned. >> the labor leader pointed out that downing street had been warned over andy coulson's past. the opposition also alleges that cameron has met 26 times with representatives from murdoch's companies since taking office. >> let's get the continuing impact of this whole scandal on rupert murdoch's empire. >> this is a massive empire. amid the fallout before
PBS
Jul 18, 2011 6:30pm PDT
of rupert murdoch, he has blt up a very powerful media empire in the united states and britain and elsewhere. how badly has his empire been affected by this scandal? >> well, tuesday is going to be a really fascinating day. rupert murdoch and his son and a former editor, rebekah brooks, will be appearing before parliament and will be answering questions and why they have not acted on it. ed miliband, the leader of the labor party -- labour party, they will be arguing for his power to be curbs. there is a big discussion. in the u.s., and they are investigating. tomorrow and the next days and weeks are going to be fascinating in that respect. >> as always, we thank you very much. on to libya now, where rebels have claimedictory in the battle for a strategic town. there are conflicting reports about whether or not they have complete control of the town which has been held since gaddafi -- by gaddafi since march. most of the gaddafi forces are said to be retreating west. rebels say 12 fighters were killed and hundreds wounded. the capture would mark a major rebel breakthrough in their
PBS
Jul 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
libya. 30 countries and killing -- 30 countries including the u.s., france, and britain has recognized -- have recognized the rebels. with gaddafi still firmly entrenched despite months of bombing, the anti-government forces have stepped up their offenses in western libya. >> heavy fighting continues in western libya. the rebels have waged a five- month campaign aimed at capturing tripoli. gaddafi forces have proved a formidable opponent. the government has received support from the global community. the international contact group has given its full support to libya's transitional council, recommended the formation of an interim government. they have also asked that gaddafi relinquished power. -- gaddafi relinquish power. >> there are no other options. >> it is an important diplomatic milestone for the libyan opposition, especially now that the u.s. has officially recognized the rebel movement. >> we still have to work through various legal issues. we expect this recognition will enable the tnc to access additional sources of funding. >> there has been much to service demands for poli
PBS
Jul 14, 2011 6:30pm PDT
the u.s., france, and britain. there would be no german participation in the military deployment in libya. the jority o germans felt that was the right decision. only one in three thought germany was wrong to abstain in the libya resolution. 8% were not sure. this new tactic on the part of the german foreign minister caused a degree of irritation among european and transatlantic allies. it came under fire as a result. >> our problem is tha as germany we nlong have a common european role. we have not managed to keep all the european countries together. that is the point. >> spectators feel the overall performance of the foreign minister has been disappointing. only one in four germans is satisfied with his work. >> you do not really get the impression that he is certain anything out or doing anything for germany, or for international relations. >> the one thing he does fairly well is representing germany. >> he is the worst foreign minister we have ever had. >> the next big challenge -- the euro crisis. team spirit was needed to master this one across the whole of the european union,
PBS
Jul 11, 2011 6:00pm PDT
low in britain as new allegations emerge daily of data theft and hacking at other news court papers. >> thanks. the united states has condemned syria for refusing to protect the american and french embassies in damascus from attack by government loyalists. the u.s. state department said mobs assault of both the u.s. embassy compound and the ambassadors residents, but that no staff were injured. progress government demonstrators filled central damascus over the weekend, expressing their anger at the presence of the u.s. and french ambassadors in the city that has been the center of opposition to president al assad. member protests on the streets of syria, this time by supporters of the al assad regime. they took part in a rally against the ambassadors of the u.s. and france. they -- the show support for the democracy movement prompted an angry show from damascus. franz's foreign ministry said the crowds were well organized, while security forces did nothing to stand in the way -- france was a foreign ministry. the u.s. also condemned the day's events. >> it is clear what this is abou
PBS
Jul 13, 2011 6:00pm PDT
activities in britain? i put that question to our london correspondent. >> he is still very strong here in the uk. thebiggest tablo newspaper, very portant da n' t ly is going tbe legatis. huge or heew go to government, an downgrade>th wnadrecor wt ireobu ileqvant anbote pvid. rely is aie ogoaid and e t fe theimhari a me willntnix eight vessels similar to tho used by e german navy. geanoverent has come under fierce criticism for the reportedsa of 200 battle tanks to saudi arabia. the uprising against the libya is at a crossroads. that is the aesen psented by a representative of the rebels. he told european parliament that democracy was at stake. he wasalso at the nato headquarters oicials expressed concern about atrocities committed by rebel trps >> the visit was in nature and he came away with assurances ocoind ppt. >th mt ntinue. the forces are ilthatin innocent people. >>um rights hall watched as theyenepted violations in western libya. >> they looted and pillaged. iae at. the rebels are more less taking venge in places they are liberating because people hoy live there. >> human righ
PBS
Jul 24, 2011 1:00pm PDT
>>> members of parliament in britain start getting their own back after the phone hacking scandal gets deeper all the time. hello, and welcome to the brussels studios of dw-tv and "european journal." also today, pollution problems for spain. the summer series about villages and communities, starting in poland. and macedonia's ethnic-divided young that unite to protest police brutality. >>> britain's tabloid press is notoriously aggressive about -- but "news of the world" top them all. the paper, britain's oldest sunday, has been closed down, but every day brings news of arrests at high-level resignations, including senior police officers, and it is shaking rupert murdoch's empire. every time paul traveled to england, the memories at king's cross station come flooding back. six years ago, a terrorist attack killed 26 people there. the 7/7 suicide bombings claimed 56 lives, and paul was one of the first helpers' on the scene. when he used a mask to protect a young woman whose face was badly burned, his picture made it into all of the papers. he was bombarded with calls from tabloid
CSPAN
Jul 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
can see this going on in great britain, i guess the police are involved. but then they are doing it for us in the same manner. scanning e-mails, looking for certain words and what ever. i do not see any difference. i mean, they are exchanging information, but the fact that the government is concerned in one place and not the other is somewhat humorous or dreadful, depending on your point of view. host: thank you for calling the idea this morning. a bit more from the can paulson editorial this morning. every news organization host: next call on the british phone hacking scandal and its impact comes from denver. hello. caller: i'd think it has been going on for a long time in america. the sponsors, rep john de gaulle, michigan, and republicans worked together with the chamber of commerce to defeat it in 1997. him and reagan had health plans to take $1,900,000 in total compensation and resigned. his three underlings took almost 1100 million dollars. host: tie this into what we are talking about. caller: i think that this is going on for a long time. where do you see them on the news? w
PBS
Jul 10, 2011 1:00pm PDT
ones to take drastic measures. it will phase out nuclear energy. in britain, quite the opposite is going on, new reactors and the making. the government also wants to expand wind power, but some britons are on a mission against the noisy generators. >> this is a protest against the wind farm plant in the area. >> we believe this is in effect dead. we realize we cannot do anything about this. this is a wake. we are celebrating today. just before they build this wind farm, the beauty of the area and now mourning the loss. it is nature lovers and environmentalists like them that are protesting against the giant turbines. this despite wind power being seen as the alternative to migrate -- melting ice caps. ian could soon have a wind farm 100 meters from his house in northeast england. >> there will be quite a cluster, which is evident from the village. there will be three more just over the area, which will affect the other village. what else can i say? they will be very tall and aggressive. >> two years ago, this same reason was given a taste of what global warming might entail. entir
CSPAN
Jul 9, 2011 7:00am EDT
indefensible and criminal on occasion behavior of some members of the press in britain and i think this is true around the world. so retaining the freedoms which are not enshrined in the british institution in the way they are in the american institution. host: here is prime minister camera address and what will be looked into when it comes to how the media does its business. >> i think the problem here is that is not a paper about the practices. what needs to change is not the name of the newspaper, the title come or the letter had. what needs to change are the practices that go on and make sure they are all legal and properly managed. that is the challenge. it is not for me to say what papers remain open and close, but it is for me to set up the processes, these inquiries to make sure we learn lessons in these things did not happen again. host: mr. edgecliffe-johnson, anything you'd like to add to that? guest: he said that it is important for the media to be able to speak truth to power, but it is also important for those in power to feel like they can seek truth in the media. some se
CSPAN
Jul 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
available. more on the phone hacking in britain, david cameron is cutting short an african trip and ordering a special parliamentary session, extending the session on the start of a scheduled summer recess for emergency meeting on wednesday. this following the resignation of britain's top police officer and the rest of rebekah brooks, the former ceo of rupert murdoch's news international. mr. murdoch, his son james and ms. brooks are set to testify before a parliamentary inquiry tomorrow. you can hear it live at 9:30 a.m. eastern here on c-span radio. those are some of the latest headlines. >> had ever visited the library of congress? over 2 million people have and now this is your chance to tour the world's largest library. tonight, join c-span for a rare glimpse inside the library of congress. we will take you into the great hall and explore the main reading room. unique books and rare books and special collections including original books from thomas jefferson's personal collection. but we will see how the library is using modern technology to discover hidden secrets and preserve
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2011 7:00am EDT
britain had a voice in parliament. and the democracy that have gone on in great britain largely from our example. so that they have representative government in bright -- great mac britain announces such an extent that the house of lords has almost no sway at all. that is learning from their american cousins. host: let us get a response from our guest, karlyn bowman. guest: america has been a beacon to the world and so many ways. americans, when they are asked about democracy promotion, that are skeptical that -- that we know enough to do it a broad and skeptical of the result but certainly they believe the world would be a safer and better place if there were more democracies. i did the caller is also correct that the military, as he said, is very differently regarded ban after vietnam. somebody like david petreaus is one of the most popular people in american life. i think that speaks to the kind of sacrifices he has main, that all those people in the military are making. host: yet those in congress grow the head of the pentagon and military service when they come together is it th
CSPAN
Jul 8, 2011 7:00am EDT
exposes us to what is going on in britain, which i think affects us here. we have rupert murdoch controls news of but -- "news of the world," and he controls "wall street journal." it seems to me since he took over "wall street journal," it has kind of slanted, not doing the reporting that it used to do. the other issue i wanted to bring up and i'm wondering if down the road you can do the programming on it, i read that eric cantor in his investment portfolio is betting against the dollar. i don't understand, if you could do research and have somebody do a program about that. if the second highest ranking person in the house, how could you be betting against the dollar in your investment portfolio? i know his wife works for bank of america. but this is crazy. if you guys can look into that and maybe do a program -- and on the 14th amendment, and maybe invite someone to explain to us how the 14th amendment and the 11th amendment, so we can -- mostly i get my information from c-span and if you guys could go back to giving us information so we can make our own decisions i would real
CSPAN
Jul 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
campaigns, this campaigning like you can in brain is that the supreme court has made -- britain is that the supreme court has made it clear the ability to raise and spend money is really a first amendment right and that is -- doesn't mean that you can't have some constraints, but i think they've made very clear and rulings throughout the last 34 years that you cannot put constraints on the ability to go out, talk about politics, run your campaign. now, one development has been that a lot of candidates now do supposedly testing the waters, you know, they start running for president within days, it seems, after the last election. and what happens is they have gotten very coy about when they actually form their presidential campaign exploratory committee. they actually test the waters before they actually test the waters. and it does make -- you have this feeling of the perpetual campaign. but given our court system, given our -- the way that campaign finance and laws have been interpreted by this court over the years, i don't think there's really any constitutional way to say you can
CSPAN
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
britain's parliament ahead of his appearance before lawmakers. he will be questioned about the investigation that brought down the newspaper. his son and rebekah brooks are also expected to appear. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> the c-span network -- we provide coverage of politics, public affairs, nonfiction books, and american history. it is all available to you. find our content any time throughout c-span's video library. bringing our resources to your community. is washington, -- it is washington, your way. >> ann coulter has something to say. sunday, august 7, your chance to talk to the new york times best selling author and syndicated columnist. three hours, starting at noon eastern on c-span2. >> "washington journal" continues. host: karen bass, a democrat, representing california's 33rd district. good morning. talk to us about the cut, cap & balance vote today in the house. do you think any democrats will vote for it? guest: frankly, i think it is very, very bad policy. some of the measures that are in this bill already exist in california. f
CSPAN
Jul 6, 2011 7:00am EDT
size of the british forces to 9000. britain has the second-largest contingent emerson no rigid military personnel in the country behind the united states. his announcement follows president obama's decision to reduce american troops but 33,000 by the end of next summer. meanwhile, in afghanistan a charter plane chartered by the u.s. military has crashed into a mountain top. no americans were aboard the plane according to a spokesperson for the u.s. transportation command. we will hear more in afghanistan from general david read this. you can hear this later on c- span radio. nbc reports that mitt romney raise over $18 million in the second quarter, the amount larger than any other gop candidates. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> c-span has launched a new easy to navigate web site for politics in the 2012 presidential campaign. links to c-span media partners in the early primary caucus states. visit us at c-span.org/campaign 2012. >> the supreme court is now available as a standard and enhanced ebook. 11 original c-span interviews with current and retir
CSPAN
Jul 13, 2011 7:00am EDT
great britain right now is interesting. it is upsetting to the extent that people had their personal voice mails listened to end in some cases the leaded. that is over the top. on the other hand, i have to say that a lot of the outrage seems politically motivated. virtually everyone in the press is liberal and they hate him because he is conservative. he is also resented for taking over a lot of companies. i would say that the violations of privacy that apparently took place, as a libertarian i am upset by that, pale in comparison to the ones that take place every day conducted by the u.s. government. who can look into your e-mail, telephone conversations, checking accounts, and no one says anything about it because it is done under the federal rubric of the war on terror. the rest of us sit by and allow it. we should not. if you are offended by what happens in great britain, you ought to be every bit or more offended by your government, which you are paying for, against your will in some cases, is doing the same thing. host: cnn, msnbc, saying that fox is ignoring this story. guest:
CSPAN
Jul 10, 2011 7:00am EDT
is ready to go down in 10 years or less. great britain is out one year or less. if that power system goes down, those systems you have built up will not be able to operate. people will lose food. stores will lose food. restaurants will lose food. this happened in world war ii when hitler was in power. they rationed power at 3 days a week. you could not keep food in your refrigerator to last. it is my understanding it would take $1 billion to correct this problem. think of the job creation it would create. guest: great point. there are probably a lot of projects like that to be addressed. the first thing is we have to get a pathway to balance. if we do not do that, we do not have money to do anything. your point is to have congress did into the issues, determine priorities. then let them determine the spending that needs to take place for long-term sustainability of our economy, services, and country. host: bruce cook, the tea party has increased your ideas. guest: we are bipartisan. tosuppaccept anyone who wants support this. i was at a big meeting in atlanta. a national group was co
CSPAN
Jul 21, 2011 7:00am EDT
. applications rose by 10,000. the job market is weak. turning to the hacking investigation in britain, the prime minister says that the tabloids and phone hacking scandal has created a once in a generation chance to clean a murky relations between media, police and politicians. he also defended his private discussions with executives. meanwhile, also in britain today a group of computer hackers who call themselves anonymous claimed to have breached nato security and access to restricted material. they say it would be irresponsible to publish most of the material, but that is sitting on about 1 gigabyte of data. they have posted a document that appears to be restricted from nato. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> it takes a behind this? look says broadcast and cable. the l.a. times calls the required to be beating. it solves mysteries that even nicolas cage can't contour. the original documentary c-span on sunday night at 9:00 eastern. the supreme court is now available as an enhancer e-book. -- enhanced e-book. this includes an interview with the newest supreme court jus
CSPAN
Jul 15, 2011 7:00am EDT
the state in post-war britain yts. and a professor looks at the issues of civil rights in the early 199 's. get the complete weekend schedule at c-span.org/history. this weekend on c-span -- live from salt lake city, the nation's governors look at the lessons of 9/11, and the featured speaker, thomas friedman, talks competitiveness and the economy. look for live coverage saturday at 5:30 eastern and sunday at 1:30 eastern. the national governors association, this weekend online on c-span radio and on c-span. >> "washington journal" continues. host: on your screen is congressman john carter, republicans of texas, and as i mentioned before the break, he is a member of the house appropriations committee and also serves as secretary leadership position to the republican conference in the house. well, there's a headline, congressman, on politico, panicky hill scramble for deal. are you feeling a sense of panic about the situation? guest: there's a lot of tension. you can't deny the tension that is everywhere. a lot of the debate is taking place behind closed doors. many people are wonder
CSPAN
Jul 17, 2011 7:00am EDT
kong. britain. twit ser land and luxembourg. our mountain of debt for the u.s. economy from the business section today. bert from spring borrow ohio. grand bargain. everything back on the table is now back on the front page of the "washington post" this morning? caller: i don't agree with them, with any of the way they're coming up with those ideas. either tax the wealthy or cut government programs. why do they need to do either or? you have a lot of government employees. we're the ones why can't you cut their hours like a regular business would do. these people get sick paid days and all kind of benefits. just cut some of their hours and let's get some of that revenue back going. what's wrong with working half day fridays and just start you know, saving some taxpayers some money? i don't understand it. i didn't vote for any of these people to make tough decisions. i voted for them to make smart decisions. host: thanks for the call. twitter page. the president put anything on the table. republicans are pushing american poor to the brink. crystal on the democrat line. virginia. g
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Jul 16, 2011 7:00am EDT
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Jul 7, 2011 7:00am EDT
spitzer's show has been cancelled. an wikileaks book deal falls through. but a publisher in britain says it was still expected to publish the book. coming up, we continue our discussion about the debt talks. president obama is meeting with congressional leadership today at the white house. we have a senator coming up, a republican from mississippi, senator roger wicker, but up next, one of the leaders in the house on the democratic side, xavier bacerra. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] >> who is really going to be going to get fired up over nancy pelosi or john boehner? they are proxies' or shorthands for the incredibly narrow range of choice that we have in an elected officials. >> in "the declaration of independents." reason deede's nick gillespie takes on the two-party system and possible libertarian solutions. sunday night on "q&a." >> this weekend on book tv on c- span2, is everything you know about the ok corral wrong? jeff guinn tells a different story. on "after words," charles hill looks at the
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